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3 DIY Face Masks to Try This Month

Oh how we love a good face mask. Whether it’s a relaxing night in where we’re taking a little time for ourselves or we’re giving our skin the extra TLC it needs, there’s just something so luxurious about applying a face mask and letting it work its magic. While there are so many options to purchase from drugstore options to high-end, you can get a good face mask going without ever leaving your house. Here are three DIY face masks to try this month to get your skin hydrated, soft, and smooth. Avocado Mask - If hydration is your goal this is the mask to try! All you need for this one is (1) avocado, (2) teaspoons of honey, and (2) teaspoons of yogurt. Mix...

Black Dermatologists

The Black Dermatologists You Need to Know About

For some of us, when we deal with skin issues, all it takes is a quick change in our skincare routine or swapping a few foods in our diet to get back on track. But for others, and even for those same people on occasion, the skin issues we come in contact with require a little more attention than we can handle. That’s when it’s time to call a dermatologist. For black women, even though we may encounter skin concerns that could apply to anyone, there are a few that are specific to melanated skin. It’s because of this, that many women opt to choose to find a dermatologist that understands our unique skin needs. If you’re looking for black dermatologists to help you tackle your...

Healthy Reads

3 Healthy Reads to Add to Your Book List

So often, the answers to our most pressing questions, the information we need to truly thrive, or the ideas that we’ve been trying to articulate on a certain topic can found within the pages of a book. We know this when we’re using books for business, for research, or even for self-help but we don’t always think of books as the first place to turn when it comes to our health. And we don’t mean books packed with medical terminology or statistics that we can’t quite understand. We mean books that help us understand what’s going on with our bodies, health, and the things we do can to be better in a way that we can understand. Whether you’re a book loving health enthusiast or...

Twist Out

3 Essential Oils to Add to Your Beauty Routine

If you’re into natural beauty and wellness, chances are you know the wonders that essential oils can do for your mind, body, and skin. Although they’ve been used for centuries, it seems as if essential oils are rising in popularity as more women make more conscious choices in their health, daily lives, and yes, their beauty routines. But if you haven’t joined in with adding essential oils to your lineup, now’s the time to start! Here are three we love: Rosehip Oil - You want to know how to keep your melanin looking fresh and bright? Look no further than this. Rosehip oil is full of vitamin C which works wonders in brightening (and protecting) your skin. Tea Tree Oil - While most of...

Glowing Skin

6 Foods to Get Glowing Skin from Within

With the cooler months upon us, one thing we’re probably going to miss the most is having that natural sunkissed glow. There’s nothing that quite compares to the perfect summer glow but with fall’s arrival we need to create the glow on our on. While there are countless makeup and skincare products that promise to give you the glow you’ve been missing, the best place to start is with your foods. When you’re eating right, your skin can glow from within. Here are 5 foods to start with! FRUITS Kiwi is a great food to eat if you want healthy glowing skin. Kiwi is full of vitamin E which helps to moisturize the skin and is an antioxidant which means it protects the skin from environmental factors...

Working out with Natural Hair

3 Tips for Working Out with Natural Hair

It’s no secret that working out with natural hair can be a bit of a struggle. Humidity, sweat, and all the things that accompany a good exercise session are the very same things that can take a cute hair style from “yasss girl” to “girl what happened?” But don’t let your potential hair woes stop you from getting a good workout routine in on a regular basis. We have three simple things you can do to make sure your hair stays fly before AND after you hit the gym. Protection is key. Yes, we know you may have finally mastered the perfect twist out but the gym is not the time to let those coils and curls flow. Protecting your hair is essential if you...

Green Beauty

How to Make the Transition to Green Beauty

Last year, a study examining beauty products created for and marketed to black women was conducted. The results? That one in 12 were considered highly hazardous meaning they had ingredients known to cause side effects ranging from allergies to cancer causing. It’s no secret that the beauty industry has been trending toward the natural, organic, clean space. And with ongoing studies and revelations about how many chemical based products are affecting black women, it might be time you starting thinking about how you can do the same. If you’re thinking about making the switch, a slow transition, or just wondering what green beauty might look like for you, here’s where to begin: 1 | Start with the labels: Knowledge is power so starting to take a look...

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Follow These Natural Hair Vloggers for Every Hair Type

One thing we love so much about the natural hair community is the diversity. From curlies rocking their twa’s (teeny weeny afros), to naturalistas making the transition to natural hair, to ladies with curls and coils for days, there’s a natural out there who can help you on your journey. This representation isn’t always on the mainstream blogs and websites, but that’s where we come in to help. Regardless of where you are in your hair journey, here’s a list of natural hair bloggers you should watch! My Natural Sistas We love these three sisters Youtube channel! Each one has a different hair texture, prefers different hairstyles, and even goes through different phases like coloring and big chops. If you’re looking for versatility in your natural hair...

Natural Hair Workouts

Upgrade Your Exercise Routine with These Workouts

We talk a lot about exercising and working out. Most of the time, we’re focused on convincing you to try something new or providing you with tips and tricks for those who don’t exactly have exercise on their list of favorite things to do. But, for the gym buffs and the ladies who love a good exercise, here’s a few workouts to add to your list. These are a bit different than your usual routine and add a little fun (and intensity) to your normal workout schedule. Bikram Yoga: We know all about yoga by now, but there’s a certain type of yoga that is a bit more intense than some of the other popular yoga styles. Bikram Yoga is a hot yoga technique...

Black Girl Friendly Lipsticks

5 Black Girl Friendly Lipsticks to Wear this Fall

While most of the world is spending their time getting excited for the upcoming fall fashion, we can’t help but think about all the beauty trends. Especially the lip colors. Fall is all about the deep, dark, vampy lipstick colors. Whether that’s a dark purple, vampy red, or shades of burgundy or berry the darker the lipstick the better. Like so many beauty trends, the mainstream likes to leave black women out of the discussion (shout out to Rihanna for Fenty Beauty) which can leave us struggling to find options that work for us. If you’re excited to try out some deep, dark black girl friendly lipsticks this fall, here are our picks: Mented Cosmetics Lipstick in Dark Night: We had to start our list...